Metellus discusses new contract, Jefferson addresses entering new season without new deal

Jefferson, Metellus discuss contracts, Vikings upcoming opener

Two different angles on contract negotiation were at the fore Thursday as Josh Metellus and Justin Jefferson addressed the media ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Metellus – a former sixth-round draft pick – signed a new two-year, $13-million deal with $6-million guaranteed.

Jefferson, who’s smashed NFL receiving records in his first three seasons and is in line to likely become the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, is still playing under his rookie deal.